Abertay University has embarked on Phase 1 of £4.5m refurbishment project encompassing all floors of the Library with a completion date of August 2017. Phase 2 will be completed in summer 2018.
One of the world’s largest collections of work by Glasgow Style designer Talwin Morris has been launched online by the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) for free use in education and research at: http://www.vads.ac.uk/collections/GSATM.html
SCURL has renewed the subscription for 2017 to Project COUNTER so please make use of the content enabling you to count the use of electronic resources: https://www.projectcounter.org
The Digital Preservation Coalition event on procuring digital preservation solutions in Edinburgh on 21.03.17: book here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/procuring-digital-preservation-a-briefing-tickets-31962236911
Three SCURL members have contributed articles to the latest issue of SCONUL Focus, 68: https://www.sconul.ac.uk/page/focus-68
The SCURL Away Day and AGM is confirmed for Friday 9th June 2017 in the Main Library of Edinburgh University, George Square.
Three SCURL member institutions have articles in SCONUL Focus, Issue 68, on the theme Support for Teaching https://www.sconul.ac.uk/page/focus-68
Glasgow Caledonian University has restructured within the Library to merge two existing teams to form a new Collections and Discovery team. Responsibilities for:
- Acquisition, description, management, discoverability & accessibility of library electronic resources and physical collections
- Management of the University research outputs repository and educational resources repository and support for the Open Access research agenda
- Management, development and support of libray systems and services.
UWS will open a new service hub at paisley Campus Library in August 2016 and will inlcude ITDS, Library, Student Services, Registry and Finance functions.
The procurement and installation of Rebus:List 2 software for reading list management and stock control across the University of the Highlands and Islands has been announced.
Strathclyde University Library has acheived the NUS Green Impact Bronze award and is now working towards the Silver award.
Stirling University Library has signed a contract with Innovative to upgrade the library management system to Sierra. It is anticipated that migration and go-live will be completed by August 2016.
The Friends of Glasgow University Library have produced a history of the library with the book launched in June 2016.
Edinburgh University Library has received funding to digitise all their Ph.D. theses. This is the first part of the plan to put significant investment in to the digitisation of collections and associated activities.
The University of Dundee has been pleased to recognise success in recent league table publications.
The Open University has launched a Digital Archive : http://www.open.ac.uk/library/digital-archive/
The University of St Andrews announced an appointment of a Senior Research Information Manager working with the Pure system. The post is split between the Library and the Research Policy Office.
The SRUC announced Professor Wayne Powell has been appointed as Principal from July 2016. Formerly the Chief Science Office at CGIAR in Montpelier, France, and also previously Director of the National Institute of Agricultural Botany in Cambridge and Deputy Director of the former Scottish Cop Institute which is now part of the James Hutton Institute.
The Whittaker Library of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland was awarded their 3rd IAML (International Association of Music Libraries) Excellence Award, with particular commendations for their strong collection, highly qualified staff, and the marketing of services & resources through social media (@WhittakerLib) and the Whittaker Live! blog.
Many of the Mackintosh-designed light fittings, which were suspended from the ceiling of the Library, have survived as around 600 fragments. With the help of HES and the University of Glasgow, the exact metallurgical composition, surface finishes, strength and capability are being assessed for repair and re-use. The ambition is to reassemble those fragments and rehang.
Ten new galleries opened in July 2016 showcasing the best of the collections from decorative art, design, fashion, science and technology.
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As part of the Year of Architecture the GSA Library and Strathclyde University Library will host the annual Architecture Librarians’ conference which will bring delegates from around Europe to Glasgow in July. More information at http://www.arclib.org.uk/
Abertay University and Heriot Watt University are now live with Ex Libris’ Alma and Primo – as of 30th June 2016.
SCURL Business Committee:
Monday 3rd October 2016: Fairlie Room, University of Dundee Library & Learning Centre.
Wednesday 18th January 2017. venue tbc
Wednesday 19th April 2017. Seminar Room, The Sir Duncan Rice Library of the University of Aberdeen.
SCURL Away Day and AGM: Wednesday 7th June 2017.
Friday 25th November 2016 . Parliament Hall, St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews. http://www.discoverstandrews.com/view_Parliament-Hall.aspx
Wednesday 8th February 2017. Anderson Room of Heriot-Watt University Library.
The SCURL Risk Register is available at http://scurl.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SCURLRiskRegisterRevDec2015.pdf
Knowledge Unlatched has announced a further 78 books to be available through Open Access: http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org/
Presentations from the SCURL event of 12th November 2014 – Developing the learners and researchers of the future – the changing role of academic librarians